IOC president Thomas Bach has snapped back at criticism by European governments for his push to reintegrate Russian and Belarusian athletes into world sports before the 2024 Paris Games.
Some Russian athletes can soon return to international sports, although their status for next year's Paris Olympics is still up in the air.
Zelensky’s trip followed his visits over the past seven days to the Kherson and Kharkiv regions, parts of which were retaken last year from the Kremlin’s forces.
Most graduation ceremonies in Japan feature graduates in suits or formal dresses. But Kyoto University has its own tradition of students who opt for different attire on their special day.
Police said 32 were wounded, five very seriously, after two Russian-made S-300 missiles hit a street.
The move has sent fear through many Russians who do not want to fight in the war.
Kane Te Tai was killed in action while clearing a trench last week in the Vuhledar region.
The call comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed plans to station tactical atomic weapons in Belarus.
The seven-month fight for Bakhmut, where Russian forces have closed in on three sides, is the longest battle of the war.
Russia has used the territory of Belarus as a staging ground to send troops into Ukraine, and Moscow and Minsk have maintained close military ties.
“I must go again," Charles says.
The Games need to remain neutral to be a unifying force, the IOC president says.
The Prince of Wales spent the afternoon with troops from both Poland and the UK, who have been helping to train Ukrainian forces.
Videos showed the violent outcome of the attack: charred apartments, flames and smoke billowing out of several floors of the buildings, and piles of broken concrete and shards of glass on the ground.
"Kane was the sort of solider I'd love to have had in my unit," Mark told 1News.
Kane Te Tai had been keeping in daily contact with his family back home, but that has suddenly stopped.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed it was aware of reports of a death of a New Zealander in Ukraine late this afternoon.
Xi's visit offers an important political boost to Putin just days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Russian leader.
Russia's president said he had "high expectations" of his talks with Xi.
Mariupol became a worldwide symbol of defiance after outgunned and outmanned Ukrainian forces held out in a steel mill there for nearly three months.